On March 5, 2013, Wing Commander: New Horizon MUSH was shut down due to lack of activity. Thanks to the staff and players for your support. We had a good run and created some amazing memories. Keep in touch on the Facebook page for the game, which will be preserved.
The entire game's codebase and database (minus player information) has been open-sourced and released to the public, and the game itself is back up to help support the code at wcmush.com 2199!
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"If not for her, I think we'd still be standing on that damned planet, waiting for the bomb to go off." Preston's wife wraps her free arm around her husband, hugging into him. He hugs an arm around her waist. "Look at us," O'Dwyer says into the camera. "Look at what we've been reduced to." He motions to the shoddy tent, which hardly seems weathertight. "We're not invalids, we're not do-nothings. We're hard working people. This isn't our fault. But ESC doesn't care. They haven't done a damned thing to help us. How are we going to find work? How are we going to make money? I have a son to feed."
"All good questions, Mister O'Dwyer, and questions that the sector authorities-- and the people of Enigma Sector as a whole-- will need to answer in the coming days." Merriweather's camera lingers on O'Dwyer and his wife for a few moments longer, then sweeps away, focusing down the rows of tents, with dirty-clothed Terrans-- and the occasional Kilrathi-- meandering around.
"Camps like this have popped up throughout the sector, and though the displaced refugees have remained peaceful to this point, they have been stripped of their homes and their pride. Just how long can these poor people continue to exist like this?" George and his camera crew walk down a dusty path between tents, with rudimentary toilets outside. Crying babies and grumbling people can be heard from all directions, and the look on the average face is forlorn-- or angry. An old man with a cane and a well-worn Confederation Veteran ball cap hobbles between two tents, pausing to cast grim eyes on the camera before continuing.
"Let none of us forget that these are our fellow citizens, and until several weeks ago, were no different than the rest of us. If you are in a position to help, ESNN has established a list of trusted charities, including the Red Shield, who are attempting to ease the crisis. We encourage you to donate your time or financial assistance to these poor people." The camera pans back to George and his expensive suit. "For the rest of this week, we will continue to bring you live coverage from within the refugee camps. Until next time, this is George Merriweather, ESNN Special Report. Back to you, Doug."
(Posted March 31 2012 07:00 UTC)